• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Minor code CPOL-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Comparative Politics Minor

Political Science is the study of human relationships that involve power, rule or authority.  It is about how societies govern themselves and how societies ought to be governed.  It is about the political behaviour of individuals and groups that occurs in all societies. This minor in Comparative Politics studies and compares political norms, institutions, behaviour and the regulation of economic activity in a range of different countries and regions.


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the nature of political norms, institutions, behaviour and economy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and compare the politics or political economy of two or more countries or regions other than Australia.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  EURO 2003: European Union
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 6
MEAS2105 The Political Economy of the Middle East 6
POLS2025 Politics in Britain 6
POLS2055 Pacific Politics 6
POLS2069 Politics in Russia 6
POLS2070 Politics in Central Asia 6
POLS2095 Politics in Latin America 6
POLS2127 U.S. Politics 6
POLS2135 Race, Ethnicity and Representation 6
POLS3029 Sharing Power: Federalism in Comparative Perspective 6
POLS3034 Comparative Political Parties and Party Systems 6
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